Twitter and Collective Action (London Edition)

This pic and variants of it are making the rounds on twitter (#riotcleanup). I haven’t seen much yet on if and how social media played a role in coordinating the rioters. Surely this will be another interesting data point for those interested in the role of education, social media, and protests. It’s also simply a very cool and powerful image.

One Response to Twitter and Collective Action (London Edition)

  1. Trey August 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    There’s rampant speculation that BlackBerries were used to coordinate the riots, though I haven’t seen credible sourcing for that. That hasn’t stopped one of Tottenham’s MP from calling for the suspension of BlackBerry’s network in the UK, though.